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Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Admits to Regrets over Anti-gun Legislation

A little over a year ago, Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed into law a host of gun control legislation. The most controversial of the laws outlawed the sale of magazines of more than ten rounds capacity.  However, just last week, the Democratic Governor said that he regretted signing that legislation, among other admissions. Speaking to a gathering of sheriffs from […]



Supreme Court Decision on “Straw Purchases” Does Not Make Gift Purchases of Firearms Illegal

On June 16, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case involving a Virginia man who could legally purchase a firearm and did so for an uncle from Pennsylvania. Even though the Pennsylvania man who ultimately bought the gun was not legally prohibited from owning a firearm and passed a background check, the Court, in […]



NSSF Statement on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Study on Traditional Ammunition and Bald Eagles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made available a preview of a new study regarding traditional ammunition and mortality of bald eagles in the upper Midwest that has led to news stories misleading the public into thinking the use of traditional ammunition containing lead components is having a population-level impact on bald eagles. That […]



ATF Extends Timeframe to Comply with Ruling 2013-5

The following is a special advisory issued today by ATF: On Dec. 17, 2013, ATF issued Ruling 2013-5. It enables federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to maintain their firearms acquisition and disposition records electronically and gave FFLs until June 15, 2014 to comply with the requirements. It has come to ATF’s attention a number of FFLs […]



Conn. Governor Malloy and his Gun Politics

I guess that Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy must have missed us. And by “missed us”, I mean he missed making up stuff about us or either pretending he doesn’t know much about the firearms industry that has such a significant presence in his state or is so uneducated about federal and state law that it […]



Maloney – Markey CDC Funding Bill Is A Misdirected Effort

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) have finally introduced their long-promised legislation to give $60 million to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to fund “gun violence prevention” and firearms safety research projects. This bill adds to the pile of efforts by gun control advocates to restore copious […]



NSSF Issues Statement on ‘Operation Choke Point’

NSSF today issued the following statement: The National Shooting Sports Foundation has been investigating the possible role of the federal government in influencing banks in their lending and business banking relationship decisions regarding companies in our industry. We have heard from several industry members that they had banking relationships terminated by their lending institutions. We […]



#GUNVOTE 2014: Don’t Risk Your Rights

The 2014 elections, particularly the most closely contested races for U.S. Senate seats, offer two possibilities. The first is for our industry and consumers to join forces with other pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals to lead the way in electing enough new pro-gun lawmakers to ensure that the anti-gun agenda can’t pass in either chamber […]



Exposed: The Humane Society of the United States’ Anti-Hunting Playbook

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has  announced that it will be holding its second  public workshop on June 3 to discuss the implementation of California’s new lead ammunition ban, signed into law last year by Gov. Jerry Brown after being championed by the Governor’s personal dog walker and Humane Society lobbyist. While this […]



Judge Postpones Oral Arguments in NSSF, SAAMI Suit to Stop California Microstamping Law

Oral arguments, originally scheduled to be heard Wednesday in Fresno Superior Court, have been postponed until May 14 in the lawsuit brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) on behalf of their members against the State of California to prevent enforcement of the state’s microstamping statute. The […]